women entrepreneurs.

Changing the world we live in.

Halogen Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund focused on female founded consumer technologies.

Halogen Ventures is an LA based fund. We believe in hands on attention and plug each of our portfolio companies into a strategic network of advisors, investors and accelerators in the greater venture community. With a focus on consumer, we also add value in the entertainment, marketing and PR space to further the footprint of our brands.

*We believe entrepreneurs are the salt of the Earth.

Meet Jesse

Jesse Draper is founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of 2015 Emmy nominated television series,The Valley Girl Show.  Draper is a 4th generation venture capitalist focused on early stage investing in female founded consumer technology. Her portfolio includes the Skimm, Laurel & Wolf, Carbon38, HopSkipDriveThe Flex CompanySugarfina. Through her show she’s helped pioneer the way in digital media and started the initiative to interview 50% women in technology. Previously a Nickelodeon star, Draper used her comedic talents to bring an approachable feel to the technology world, has produced and distributed 500 interviews with some of the greatest minds in technology and beyond (including; Ted Turner, Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Jessica Alba, MC Hammer and Eric Schmidt). Draper was listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the ‘50 Most Connected Women in America’. USA Today called the show “Must see startup TV”Draper has been a contributor to Marie Claire, Mashable, Forbes, and is a regular investor and tech personality on shows including TLC’s Girl StarterThe Katie Couric Show, Fox’s Good Day LA, CNBC’s Who Wants to Be the Next Millionaire Inventor? & Freeform’s Startup U.  She stars on Meet the Drapers with her Dad and Grandfather on SET. She proudly sits on the board of directors of Werk, the non-profit board Bizworld and is on the Chairman’s board of SurfAir. Draper supports the Parkinson’s Institute and is very involved with growing UCLA’s female entrepreneurship community. She is a mom of 2, a graduate of UCLA and a Kappa Kappa Gamma.


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We partner with the best in the biz.

Our limited partners are very involved and add significant value to our fund in numerous industries including fashion, healthcare, software, hardware and retail.

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